Star Trek: Voyager

The Thaw

Season 2, Ep 23, Aired 4/29/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Stardate: 49610.3The crew of Voyager encounters a planet that has recently entered an ice age. They discover a series of stasis chambers where a small group of people are mentally connected to an artificial environment that turned horribly wrong.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Picardo

    The Doctor

  • Kate Mulgrew

    Captain Kathryn Janeway

  • Robert Beltran

    Commander Chakotay

  • Roxann Dawson

    Lt. B'Elanna Torres

  • Jennifer Lien


  • Fan Reviews (14)
  • Star Trek meets Cirque du Soleil

    By Celedorian, Jun 08, 2015

  • Like a bad Acid trip and I loved it!

    By galygaly, Feb 10, 2014

  • A rather pathetic episode

    By rkoenn, Mar 27, 2013

  • Nightmare & Vomit Inducing

    By foghorn_clj87, Mar 10, 2013

  • The Thaw

    By TrueTvWatcher, Sep 13, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Janeway: Doctor, if we do simply disconnect the hostages... The Doctor: There would certainly be brain damage. Janeway: How much damage? Could you possibly repair it? The Doctor: Possibly, yes. Would Mr. Kim still be able to hold his clarinet when I was done.... possibly.

    • (talking to Fear) Janeway: I've known fear. It's a very healthy thing most of the time. You warn us of danger, remind us of our limits, protect us from carelessness. I've learned to trust fear. You know as well as I do that fear only exists for one purpose - to be conquered.

    • B'Elanna: It just wouldn't be the same. Artificial intelligence can never replace real brain functions.
      The Doctor: I'll choose not to take that personally...

    • Janeway: Isn't there more to fear than a simple demand to exist? Why do people enjoy dangerous sports or holodeck adventures with the safety off? Why, after all these centuries, do children still ride on roller coasters?
      The Doctor: Fear can provide pleasure. To seek fear is to seek the boundaries of one's sensory experience.
      Janeway: But what does fear seek... at the end of the ride?

    • Fear: You're different. I don't know anything about you. You're not on the system. The Doctor: I would be pleased to tell you all about myself at a more appropriate time. For now, suffice it to say that I am here by a miracle of technology.

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    Notes (1)

    • Carel Struyken also played Lwaxana Troi's manservant, Mr. Homn, in Star Trek:The Next Generation.

    Trivia (1)

    • Trivia: Members of Cirque du Soleil are the acrobats and performers represented in the simulation. Also, Simon Leclerc, who directed Cirque du Soleil's KA, is one of the composers for Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise.

    Allusions (1)

    • The Wizard Of Oz:

      The Clown's reciting of "there's no place like home" and "clicking heels together three times" are references to The Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum. In the story and movie, the main character of Dorothy (who is lost and far from home) must perform those things before she could return to her home in Kansas.

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